Amazon Unionization Efforts Fails In Alabama; What It Means For U.S. Labor : Consider This from NPR A movement to unionize workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., was seen as a potential turning point for the American labor movement. But the effort failed resoundingly. Stephan Bisaha of member station WBHM in Birmingham examines why.

Mohamed Younis, editor-in-chief of Gallup, tells NPR that public opinion of labor unions is generally lower in the South.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR's Alina Selyukh.

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What Amazon's Defeat Of Union Effort Means For The Future Of American Labor

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What Amazon's Defeat Of Union Effort Means For The Future Of American Labor

What Amazon's Defeat Of Union Effort Means For The Future Of American Labor

What Amazon's Defeat Of Union Effort Means For The Future Of American Labor

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Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union. Bill Barrow/AP hide caption

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Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union.

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A movement to unionize workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., was seen as a potential turning point for the American labor movement. But the effort failed resoundingly. Stephan Bisaha of member station WBHM in Birmingham examines why.

Mohamed Younis, editor-in-chief of Gallup, tells NPR that public opinion of labor unions is generally lower in the South.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR's Alina Selyukh.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott, and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Uri Berliner. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.